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66 Days Away from Bama Kickoff: Roger Shultz

Each day counting down to Alabama's Week 1 matchup with Utah State, I will highlight one former player whose jersey number coincides with the amount of days until the game. It's back to the center position today as we look at one of the best to ever do it at Alabama, Roger Shultz.
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July 4th Has Deep Ties to Tuscaloosa, Alabama

With the 4th of July right around the corner, I thought we could all use some fun facts regarding our cherished holiday. So here are 4 fun facts surrounding the 4th of July. 1) Hot Dogs…nothing says backyard BBQ than a grilled hotdog. According to The National Hot Dog...
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Cochise’s 2022 XXL Freshman Freestyle

Don’t let the baby voice fool you. Only a few years into his burgeoning rap career and Cochise is making big boy moves: gold and platinum plaques, millions of streams and a major label record deal. The 24-year-old rapper from sunny Palm Bay, Fla. has found his niche in the rap game via boisterous, tone-setting bangers. However, ’Chise, whose usually known for his trademark high-pitched vocals, flips the script and drops straight bars for his 2022 XXL Freshman freestyle.
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Here’s a Trip Down Memory Lane From Former XXL Freshmen Sharing Their Cover Experience

There's a few experiences in a rising hip-hop artist's career that likely appears on their bucket list of goals, with XXL Freshman being one of them. The celebration of the game's next promising superstars to take the genre to new levels has always been a coveted position since the annual cover launched in 2007. Becoming a XXL Freshman has put a fresh set of eyes on countless artists over the last 15 years. Whether it's a rapper who rose to fame quickly or an artist who had a slower start to discovery, there's been plenty of talent across the 159 XXL Freshmen inducted into 15 different classes.
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Daz Dillinger Announces Retirement From Rap

Daz Dillinger is calling it quits on the rap game. On June 25, The Dogg Pound rapper announced he will be retiring. Daz made the revelation via Instagram, sharing the news with his over 633,000 followers. “The legend has officially retired. Not my problem anymore,” the post reads. The...
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Megan Thee Stallion Trends After Videos of Her Twerking on Instagram Go Viral

Megan Thee Stallion recently had the internet abuzz after posting some impressive twerk videos on Instagram that went viral. Megan is currently touring overseas in Europe. Last night (June 28), she posted video of herself turning up and twerking for the camera in some awe-inspiring clips. In the videos, Megan is in a room with several people, one of whom appears to be her boyfriend Pardison Fontaine. She's wearing a pair of very short red shorts. She bends over in front of an arm of a chair and makes her considerable cakes wobble acapella while being egged on by the camera operator and the other people in the room. As her cheeks undulate quickly, Meg even gives her rapidly wiggling wagon some two-handed slaps. In another video she gives a female friend a lap dance.
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Alabama Football Hauls in Top JUCO Linebacker in 2023 Class

The Alabama Football program has picked up its third 2023 commitment in three days after JUCO linebacker Justin Jefferson announced he will be joining the Crimson Tide via social media. Jefferson, shares the namesake of former LSU and current Minnesota Viking Justin Jefferson but plays linebacker for Pearl River Community...
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Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Assaulted in Jail, Unable to Attend Trial Date Due to Injuries

UPDATE (June 29):. Eric Holder's defense attorney, Aaron Jansen, has supplied a statement XXL regarding the accused killer of Nipsey Hussle being assaulted in jail. "Mr. Holder, Jr. was assaulted by multiple individuals while he was in the holding cell at the jail while waiting to be brought to court yesterday morning," the statement reads "The attack included a razor and the back of his head was cut. He was taken to the hospital and received an MRI and staples in the back of his head. He arrived in court yesterday afternoon and the case was scheduled to resume with witnesses today."
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Nachos Inside A Burger For Alabamians?

So with all this buzz around Taco Bell, Mcdonald's decided to join the bandwagon and add something new to their menu. Of course, this is only available at the moment in Spain. So what is the item being added?… Nachos! (according to the company's website.) So what makes these...
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Drake Leaves Female Fan Hanging After Dapping Up All Men Around Her

Drake recently left a female fan hanging with her hand out after he dapped up every male around her. In an Instagram video posted by Get Cha Weight Up TV on Tuesday (June 28), Drake was spotted hanging with a group of fans in a nightclub, handing out handshakes to everyone in his vicinity except for one person who happened to be the only female in the crew.
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Introducing the Newest Kid on the Block with “Liberty & Laughs”

Can you believe it’s already time to celebrate the 4th of July? It’s here and we are providing your soundtrack for Independence Day. 1051 The Block is providing the “Liberty and Laughs” this 4th of July holiday. We will be playing all your favorite songs all holiday weekend. Then on Monday, July 4th, we will start mixing starting at 10 a.m. with your favorite hip hop as we introduce our newest personality.
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